For n independent, identically distributed uniform points in [0, 1]d, d ≥ 2, let Ln be the total distance from the origin to all the minimal points under the coordinatewise partial order (this is also the total length of the rooted edges of a minimal directed spanning tree on the given random points). For d ≥ 3, we establish the asymptotics of the mean and the variance of Ln, and show that Ln satisfies a central limit theorem, unlike in the case d = 2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Applied Mathematics